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Mangolay, a Garden of Eden in Puna

Private room in guesthouse hosted by Paul
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Experience the magic of old Hawaii in a unique setting of great beauty, character and comfort.

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Dryer
Hangers
Washer
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Location

Pāhoa, Hawaii, United States

First off, let me answer the usual silly question: Waikiki is on Oahu, a completely different island 300 miles away. We are not any where near to it.
Kona is on the other side of the island, about one hundred miles away, and about a 2 hour drive over the gap between the volcanoes. Most guests like to break up their vacation, with a stay on the Kona side, to experience the Dry Side of the island. This is where the major tourist industry is centered. Shopping malls, resorts, bars, diving and night life, and the traffic jams that come with it.
Hilo is about 28 miles away, fun little college town, some good restaurants, a few museums, and the friendliest locals you will ever meet.
Pahoa Town is about 30 minutes away. Super market, Hardware store, 6 or so restaurants, no visible means of support, very rustic and laid back. Kaleo's is the best restaurant in town, and it's a good idea to stock up at Malama Supermarket on your way here, so you don't have to back track up after arriving here. There is Da Store in Hawaiian Shores, about 5 miles from here. Better to shop in Pahoa.
Volcano Park is about 45 minutes away.
What's here?
Thick rain forested area, you will be driving in through the burial grounds, and ruins.
There are hidden tide pools you can swim in, and a black sand beach you can hike to, over still warm lava. We are still discovering new beaches as the lava cools. We have one of the last wild bits of coast line left on the island.
The entire area is off the grid, most properties are 3 and 6 acres here, so everyone has a private world of their own. It's the land that time forgot.

Hosted by Paul

Joined in May 2013
  • 355 Reviews
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Mangolay is back! We survived a very close call with the lava, as it spilled over the hill behind us, and came within 1/4 mile of the house. As a result however, Highway 132 no longer reaches us. You must now come along the newly paved Government Beach Road along the coast. It is only one lane, so drive with Aloha please. It is one of the most beautiful drives on the island now, coming through lush jungle, and the burial grounds. We lost our hot pond, and tide pools for snorkeling to the eruption, but we now have a brand new black sand beach nearby. It is a one mile hike, but well worth it. It is said we have up to 5 more beaches as well, but until the lava is completely cooled, there are no trails to them yet. I share the property with 2 dogs. Felicia who is very friendly, and Tulu puppy who is only one year old, and very shy. The house was designed by the late Dennis Preston Davis, an architect specializing in solar powered homes. I am an avid gardener and have a large collection of tropical plants. I have traveled the world extensively, experiencing its diverse cultures and natural wonders, and it is reflected in my home. Mangolay features a large collection of unique art and crafts from around the world. I enjoy living in Hawaii and sharing experiences and recommendations with the guests. Meeting new people and sharing conversations is very rewarding, especially when you live in a remote place. It now takes about 30 minutes to get to Pahoa Town.
Mangolay is back! We survived a very close call with the lava, as it spilled over the hill behind us, and came within 1/4 mile of the house. As a result however, Highway 132 no lon…
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I like to personally welcome you on your arrival, and invite you to join me at day's end on the lanai for a glass of beer or wine, or kava if you like.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Smoke alarm
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